Quotation Lutzky, Ursula, Kehoe, Andrew. 2017. "Oops, I didn't mean to be so flippant". A corpus pragmatic analysis of apologies in blog data. Journal of Pragmatics, 116, 27-36.




This article studies the form oops and its function as an Illocutionary Force Indicating Device (IFID) signalling apologies in a corpus of blog posts and reader comments. The focus is on the adaptability of speech acts to online media and the implications for the formal choice of linguistic expressions beyond the prototypical examples of routinised apology IFIDs. Thus, this study takes a closer look at the pragmatic functions of oops in the Birmingham Blog Corpus, a diachronically-structured collection covering the period 2000–2010, to gain new insights into its use and distribution.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Pragmatics
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title "Oops, I didn't mean to be so flippant". A corpus pragmatic analysis of apologies in blog data
Volume 116
Year 2017
Page from 27
Page to 36
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378216616307020
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2016.12.007


Lutzky, Ursula (Details)
Kehoe, Andrew (Birmingham City University, United Kingdom)
Institute for English Business Communication IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
6611 Linguistics (Details)
6625 Technical language studies (Details)
6633 Computational linguistics (Details)
6643 Synchronic linguistics (Details)
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